Science teaching at Wheelers Lane provides children with a strong understanding of the world around them and promotes a sense of awe and wonder in natural phenomena through an enriched spiral curriculum. We foster a lifelong love and interest in Science, starting the children on their journey of exploration and discovery into the wonderful world we live in. We encourage a thirst for exploring and asking questions. This is supported by our teaching of the key knowledge and concepts and scientific enquiry skills. With a desire to increase children’s Science Capital, we promote the STEM industries and the diverse career opportunities available to all our children.
At Wheelers Lane, in order to provide a high quality Science curriculum, we:
Ensure that Science is taught discreetly for at least 1 hour per week but is also taught where appropriate through other areas of the curriculum.
Carefully structure lessons to ensure progression and depth.
Aim to provide additional enrichment activities to increase children's Science Capital.
Ensure each classroom will have a Science working wall so all children develop a wide scientific vocabulary bank.

A Science lesson at Wheelers Lane:

Will begin by referring back to the previous lesson, term and year. Children will know if the lesson is physics, biology or chemistry based (KS2) and this will be shared/displayed alongside the learning objective. Children will engage in a variety of activities including: research; investigations; watching video clips and interactive resources, debates and data collection. Children will record in various ways including: tables; explanations, videos and annotated drawings. In investigations, children will assume given roles to ensure active engagement. Teachers will provide instant feedback in the lesson to inform next steps for children and for assessment.
The successful approach at Wheelers Lane results in a fun, engaging, high-quality science education that provides children with the foundations and knowledge for understanding the world. Children learn the possibilities for careers in science, as a result of our community links. They learn from and work with professionals, ensuring access to positive role models within the field of science from the immediate and wider local community. From exposure to a range of different scientists from various backgrounds, all children feel they are scientists and capable of achieving. Children at Wheelers Lane overwhelmingly enjoy science and this results in motivated learners with sound scientific understanding.

 All children will have:

  • A wider variety of skills linked to both scientific knowledge and understanding, and scientific enquiry/investigative skills.
  • A richer vocabulary which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.
  • High aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life
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